CDC Commentary: Suspect Measles and Act Fast
A record number of measles cases is being reported, but these infections are often misdiagnosed because clinicians aren’t familiar with the signs and symptoms.
Running Time: 5:34 minutes
Date Released: 7/28/2014
Measles Clinical Features
CDC's Dr. Raymond Strikas, MD, describes clinical features of measles infection. Includes images of children with measles infection.
Running Time: 3:15 minutes
Date Released: 6/9/2014
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Running Time: 16:37 minutes
Date Released: 4/17/2013
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TEDMED at CDC: Measles—Making a Disease Disappear
Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH, took the stage at CDC's second TEDMED@CDC Live Conference, April 17, 2013, to explain how scientists, public health officials, healthcare providers, and individual families made the decisions and took the actions that led to measles disappearing from the United States.
TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment and Design." TEDMED is where the world's most creative minds meet healthcare's most innovative science to stimulate inspiration, innovation and imagination.
Measles and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It
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Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized
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Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad.
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Dangerous Imports (August 2008)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (3:43) or Short version (0:59)
This podcast discusses vaccination, the safest, most effective method to prevent measles.
Measles Can Travel (February 2008)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (4:01) or Short version (0:59)
This podcast discusses a travel-related measles outbreak and steps that can be take to prevent future outbreaks.
El sarampión puede viajar (Measles Can Travel) (November 2008)
Listen to this podcast (1:21)
En Estados Unidos, el sarampión no constituye una preocupación de salud de primer orden, porque la mayoría de las personas han sido vacunadas contra la enfermedad. Sin embargo, todavía se registran brotes de esta enfermedad infantil. En agosto del 2007 se diagnosticó sarampión a siete personas después de un evento deportivo internacional para niños celebrado en Estados Unidos. Practicamente todos los brotes de sarampión en Estados Unidos se originan en personas que contraen la enfermedad en otro país y la contagian a otras. Este fue el caso del brote más reciente. Este podcast habla de este brote y de los pasos que pueden tomarse para evitar brotes futuros.
Measles: It Isn’t Just a Little Rash
Infographic depicts measles symptoms, including the serious health problems the disease can cause, but parents have the power to protect their children with MMR vaccine.
This infographic shows how easily measles spreads and that vaccination is the key to stopping measles outbreaks.
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Protect Your Child from Measles
This infographic highlights CDC’s routine measles vaccine recommendations for children, including special vaccine recommendations for children traveling abroad. Share these health messages on your web page. Copy and paste the code to embed the graphic and a link to more prevention information.